The Great Lost Bear
Taps: 69 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 100 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Mebuzzard:
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My first stop in Portland, and what a way to start!
Family restaurant it seems to me (is it next to a brewing store??) with several rooms and a bar. Older looking place--confirmed by my friend who had come here when she was child (like 30 years ago or so). Wood dominates, a bit dark. We got a table in the corner to catch up and chat....and for me to drink.
Yes, the beer selection is the best in the area--for local offerings. Not a huge Belgian, or strong ale, or whatever specialty. It has beer, and plenty of it. I went with a flight of custom selections: all locals!
I got a tuna melt and shared some nachos. Food will fill you up, for sure. Watch it, cuz you'll have to drink more and you better have room. Perhaps my favorite place in Portland. While not the best "beer bar", it's easy to find, easy to get comfy and a good place to chill out
08-18-2011 04:57:58 | More by Mebuzzard
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4.48/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Very laid back and chill atmosphere. I enjoy sitting in the lounge area which is always busy. The selection of beers is incredible and the food menu is quite large. The service could have been faster but I'm sure that my server just had too many table which happens sometimes. I like the wings and choosing many different beers each time I come back to the GLB.
07-08-2014 14:55:46 | More by Tajmohol
The Great Lost Bear in Portland, ME
94 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.